Cove Park’s programme of Early Career Residencies supports UK-based artists in the process of establishing their careers, providing an opportunity for research and the development of new work at this crucial stage. We are pleased this year to offer four residencies to artists specialising in composition/music, crafts/design, literature and visual art. This year, the music/composition residency has been awarded to Jane Dickson.

Jane Dickson is a composer working predominantly in experimental opera. She is interested in challenging what constitutes the operatic voice, using pop and experimental techniques and work songs as well as drawing on classical approaches. This residency will allow her to continue to research her first full-scale opera.

Image: ‘Are These Waves’, Jane Dickson.